Construction Industry is often labelled as an industry of adversarial nature. This industry encompasses individuals from a varied educational and professional training background with diverse mind-set. Hence, they have different perceptions for the similar problems and situations. This leads to issues like delay in construction, cost escalation, substandard construction quality, variations etc. Hence, it is very important to have a judicious control of the cost time and quality.
Considering the above factors, Middle East College in partnership with Coventry University has taken the initiative to offer the ‘Master of Science (MSc) Programme in Construction Project and Cost Management’. The programme address to the rapid cultural change in the construction industry towards less adversarial approaches to project management and continuing professional development. The course will attract a wider range of construction professionals engaged in construction/project management, quantity surveying, civil and structural engineering, architectural technology, surveying and building services engineering. This course also addresses the core skills and competencies as set out by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for construction project managers, construction cost managers and quantity surveyors.
Modes of study:
Full-time programme: Day-time classes, 2 days in a week, 50% online
Part-time programme Evening classes, 2 days in a week, 50% online
Weekend classes in blended mode: Classes on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 50% online
An applicant to the programme will normally be expected to possess at least one of the following:
A minimum of a second-class honors degree in Civil Engineering/ Structural Engineering/ Environmental Engineering/ Quantity Surveying/ Construction Management/ Architecture Engineering/ Construction Engineering/ Construction Technology.
A relevant professional qualification of an equivalent level
Satisfactory independent evidence of working for two years in a position that would normally be occupied by an honors graduate, in a relevant area, which would lead to gaining benefit from the course.
Applicant must hold IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 or equivalent, or IELTS 6.0 or equivalent and an authorized letter from the previous institution of higher education study that the medium of instruction was in English, if English is not the applicant’s first language.
No accreditation from Prior Learning (APL) will be given against modules in this programme.
All applications will be subjected to approval from partner University.
Required Documents for processing an application
• Degree Certificate - Original (Attested by MOHE)
• Degree Transcripts -Full - Original
• Documents showing CGPA or marks if it is not stated in transcripts
• Work Experience Letters (attested by the Ministry of Manpower if issued by the company)
• No Objection Certificate from employer (Directed to the Dean Of Middle East College)
• Higher Secondary School Certificate -Original
• 3 Passport size photographs
• Copy of ID Card/Passport
• IELTS Certificate
• Application Fee 100/- RO (refunded if rejected).
The Construction Project and Cost Management course is designed for the candidates to work in the highly competitive and challenging construction industry as Project/ Commercial Managers both in the public and private sector at the senior management level. The curriculum provides outstanding opportunities for enhancing skills related to construction project management and cost management. The graduates also could work as consultants focussed in the field of strategic Construction Projects and Cost Management. Planning Engineer.